Sun-Burned: Space Weather's Impact On U.S. National Security
AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIR AND SPACE STUDIES
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The projected period of heightened solar activity in 2013 presents an opportune occasion to examine the ever-increasing vulnerability of US national security and its Department of Defense to space weather. This vulnerability exists for three principal reasons 1 a massive US space-based infrastructure 2 an almost exclusive reliance on an aging and stressed continental US power grid and 3 a direct dependence upon a US economy adapted to the conveniences of space and uninterrupted power.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Unmanned Spacecraft